Newport Norse has been selected as a finalist in the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2020 Wales, recognising its work in delivering a new secondary school.

The project, which was completed in 2018, involved the division and reconfiguration of John Frost School in Newport, providing 1,200 English-medium pupil places and a new Welsh-medium school with capacity for 900 places.

The GO Awards Wales celebrates excellence and innovation in all aspects of procurement, recognising outstanding achievement from the public, private and third sectors.

The awards categories celebrate achievements in social value, teamwork, service delivery and more.

Newport Norse will join other finalists in the ‘Procurement Project of the Year (above-£20m value)’ category. Other finalists include Caerphilly County Borough Council and NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.

The judging panel for the GO Awards Wales is made up of some of the country’s leading procurement experts, and Newport Norse is delighted to be recognised and selected as a finalist.

Mark Roscrow MBE, GO Awards Wales Lead Judge, said: “The GO Awards Wales are highly-prized – year on year the standard of entries is rising. I am looking forward to reviewing this year’s submissions, and I’m delighted to see so many new organisations on the finalists list.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, held at Cardiff on 18 March.